Outsourcing E-Mail to Google: Free vs. $450,000
Arizona State University was the first major university to outsource its e-mail to Google in October 2006, and has seen over $1 million in savings.
Iowa State University is now the latest major university considering whether to outsource the university's e-mail system to Google. University e-mail is expensive ($450,000 per year for Iowa State), and Google would provide the service for free.
Free vs. $450,000. Seems like a no-brainer.
Update: Other universities that have adopted Google's Gmail include Clemson University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Arkansas State University and Kennesaw State University.